Justin Verlander has lost in three of his last four starts to fall to 6-5 on the season. (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)
The Tigers and White Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night following the washout of Tuesday night’s scheduled game.
First pitch is 8:10, on FSD and 97.1, 1270.
Some pregame notes:
■A makeup date for Tuesday’s postponement has not been yet announced. The Tigers and White Sox conclude their series on Thursday night, and then the Tigers begin a three-game home series against the Twins on Friday.
■Miguel Cabrera (hamstring) is the Tigers’ designated hitter again. He went 2-for-4 Monday night as the DH in the Tigers’ loss to the White Sox. Victor Martinez is at first base again for the Tigers.
■Cabrera’s homer Monday was the 377th of his career, tying him with former Tiger Norm Cash and Jeff Kent for 69th place in major-league history. Cabrera has 239 homers as a Tiger, tied for seventh place in team history with Rudy York.
■Wednesday’s starter, Justin Verlander, has struggled in recent starts but he has been outstanding against the White Sox. In his last 17 starts against the White Sox, since June 2009, Verlander is 13-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 108 strikeouts covering 128 innings.
■Drew Smyly was Wednesday’s probable starter before the rainout. His next start has been pushed back to Friday. Max Scherzer will face Chris Sale in the series finale against the White Sox.
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Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■First-round draft pick Derek Hill tells Tony Paul he’ll sign his contract Sunday.
■Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland remembers his good friend, Don Zimmer.
■Monday night was a night Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez would like to forget.
■ Lynn Henning pays tribute to former to Cy Young winner, EMU star Bob Welch.
Now, here are the Wednesday night lineups for both teams:
1. Rajai Davis (R), LF
2. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), DH
4. Victor Martinez (S), 1B
5. Torii Hunter (R), RF
6. Austin Jackson (R), CF
7. Nick Castellanos (R), 3B
8. Alex Avila (L), C
9. Eugenio Suarez (R), SS
SP. Justin Verlander, RH — 6-5, 4.19
White Sox lineup
1. Adam Eaton (L), CF
2. Gordon Beckham (R), 2B
3. Conor Gillaspie (L), 3B
4. Jose Abreu (R), 1B
5. Adam Dunn (L), DH
6. Alexei Ramirez (R), SS
7. Dayan Viciedo (R), RF
8. Alejandro De Aza (L), LF
9. Adrian Nieto (S), C
SP. John Danks, LH — 4-5, 4.32